Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
  The first blood bank in the world was established at Cook County Hospital by Dr. Bernard Fantus in 1937.
   
     
     
     



Reputed gang boss Labar Spann’s Cook County Jail reign of terror

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
by Sam Charles

 

While locked up at the Cook County Jail, reputed West Side gang leader Labar “Bro Man” Spann wanted everyone — jail guards, other inmates, the medical staff, even janitors — to know just how much power he wielded.

“I run this s—,” Spann, who’s now facing new, federal charges that accuse him of taking part in six killings, told another inmate in 2005, according to records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. “No matter where you go on this compound, I’ll have your s— split.”

Between late 2003 and mid-2007, the Cook County sheriff’s office cited Spann —reputed boss of the brutal Four Corner Hustlers street gang — 17 times in disciplinary complaints, the records show.

In one instance, while threatening a corrections officer, Spann alluded to several unsolved murders having been carried out by his gang, according to the records.

Another time, they show, Spann sent a guard to the emergency room after attacking him with the wheelchair he’s used since being shot more than a decade ago.

Labar Spann was accused of taping three pens together to fashion this shank while being held on a murder charge at the Cook County Jail. | Cook County sheriff’s department

He also was cited repeatedly for making threats in the jail, fighting with other inmates and fashioning a jailhouse shank, as well as lesser infractions such as possessing roll-your-own cigarettes and matches and several instances of insubordination.

In all, he was found to have been involved in jailhouse threats, violence and other infractions an average of about once every two months between late 2003 and mid-2007 while being held on a murder charge.



Recent Headlines

After Warning of 'Painful Cuts,' Preckwinkle to Unveil 2018 Budget Amendment
Friday, November 17, 2017
NBC Chicago

Watchdog: Quit stalling on Cook County justice system data
Friday, November 17, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

The Week in Review: Record Wave of Exonerations Tied to Rogue Cop
Friday, November 17, 2017
WTTW Chicago Tonight

Preckwinkle, some commissioners say enough votes for amended budget
Friday, November 17, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs
Friday, November 17, 2017
CBS Chicago

Preckwinkle takes on Dart in county budget process
Thursday, November 16, 2017
WLS Am-News

Mass exoneration: Convictions of 15 men, tied to tainted CPD officer, overturned
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest
Thursday, November 16, 2017
National Public Radio

Slowik: Debate over rezoning, shuttering of truck terminal near Lemont was 'politicized,' operator says
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Daily Southtown

Good on ya, Kim Foxx, for righting old wrongs
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune

15 Men Cleared in First-Ever Mass Exoneration in Cook County
Thursday, November 16, 2017
WTTW Chicago Tonight

Wilmette to form advisory group on minimum wage, sick time ordinances
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Morning Spin: Cook County commissioners don't want to be left off sexual harassment training plan
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune

$3.25M settlement for woman sexually assaulted at Markham courthouse
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Another lawsuit filed over inmates masturbating at Cook County Jail
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County to approve $3.25 million for woman sexually assaulted by two men in holding cell
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Man freed from jail 29 years after wrongful arson conviction
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

County Board approves nearly $12 million in sheriff, hospital settlements
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Cook County Settles Suit With Injured Detainee for $4.5M
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wttw Chicago Tonight

Cook County Proposes Nearly 600 Layoffs in Lieu of Soda Tax
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
WTTW Chicago Tonight

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP